'''Alex''' is a common given name|name
used in multiple languages. In English, it is usually a diminutive of the male given name Alexander
, or its female equivalent Alexandra (disambiguation)|Alexandra
. Aleck or Alec
is the Scottish form of Alex. The East European male name Alexey
, Alexis (given name)|Alexis
, Aleksa (given name)|Aleksa
) is also sometimes shortened to Alex. It is a commonly used nickname in Spanish for Alejandro, Alexandro, Alejandrino and Alexandrino, and related names like Alexa and Alexis.